MiCareerQuest coming to Onaway Tue.

MiCareerQuest, a “hands-on career readiness event” for middle schoolers and high schoolers, is coming to the Industrial Arts Institute in Onaway on Tuesday.

The event, “a scaled-down version of the original MiCareerQuest that has been held in Grand Rapids for the past four years,” is expected to draw 1,500 students from 11 counties (including Alpena, Presque Isle, Montmorency and Alcona) who will tour exhibits from 51 organizations featuring 125 jobs, according to a news release from the Michigan Works! Northeast Michigan Consortium.

Subcontractor outreach event Thursday

Spence Bros., a construction management firm, will host an event from 10 a.m. to noon May 30 at Alpena Community College’s Newport Center to provide information to subcontractors and suppliers about upcoming projects the firm will oversee.

Among projects in the works are the renovation of Van Lare Hall at ACC, multiple projects at Lake Superior State University, the Doherty Hotel in Clare and the Grayling Northern Market.

The event is free but those interested in attending are asked to RSVP by Monday to Brenda Wyskochil at brendawyskochil@spencebrothers.com.

Medilodge named Facility of the Year

Medilodge of Alpena was named the Facility of the Year during the Annual Prestige Conference in Indiana, according to a post on the facility’s website.

“We are honored to have our hard work and dedication to our residents recognized with this award,” the facility said.

NAFCU’s Duthler wins service award

Matt Duthler, marketing director of Northland Area Federal Credit Union, has received the credit union’s Jerry Erickson Service Award, NAFCU announced.

“The award is given to recognize the team member or volunteer at Northland that epitomizes the character and service shown by Jerry Erickson, a tireless servant of our country, our community, and our credit union,” Northland CEO Pete Dzuris said.

Erickson served on the board and exhibited a strong effort for over 40 years of serving the members of Northland and pursuing consumer friendly political action efforts.


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